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2 S Beach St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3528
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Ranked #9 of 122 Restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $60
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broad Street
Description: Oran Mor Bistro is located up a flight of copper stairs in an historic Nantucket home. The restaurant has an intimate bar and three dining rooms with attractive earth-toned decor that are a warm prelude to delicious, beautifully prepared food. The bar radiates warmth of the past with its wide plank flooring, pen and ink bar top and gaff-rigged wine glass racks. Oran Mor features handcrafted cocktails from the freshest ingredients, house infusions and specialty spirits. The wine list predominantly features wines from France, small American producers as well as a travelogue of wines from around the world. Oran Mor Bistro is owned by Chef Chris Freeman and his wife Heather. The cooking style is one of inspired simplicity; each ingredient complements one another to create a unique, savory dish. The evolving and innovative menu is derived from the changing seasons and their bountiful offerings. Showcasing native seafood, fresh local produce and naturally raised meats from select farms.
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English first
Georgetown, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We've walked by Oran Mor countless times and always wrote it off due to its abundance of seafood, which we do not eat. However, when making reservations for Nantucket Christmas Stroll, we looked at the menu and found some things we would like, so we gave it a shot. The meal was very good, but what was better than expected... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The food was delicious, wine list great, service excellent no complaints at all from a very picky crowd!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You have to walk upstairs, but it's worth it. Great food! Nice atmosphere, varied menu, focusing on seafood and farm fresh ingredients. The desserts are to die for. Try as many as possible.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Have been coming here a few years, have never had a bad meal. Love the view, disappointed this year not to get the special outside balcony table for our anniversary dinner (& the couple who had gotten it ended up moving inside because they were chilly.) Mediocre service this visit, will still return.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The place hit the marks in terms of what we were expecting, classic Nantucket. The scallops were exactly what I wanted (love they incorporate Bartlett's Farm ingredients), and the place had a cool atmosphere being on a second level of a house. Would definitely return.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner. She is an excellent cook/chef and marveled that our meal was "the best in ages." We shared the Lamb Chops and the sauce with them was so so mouthwatering. The Clam Chowder was just excellent. We are ready to go back NOW!

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Mystic, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The food and presentation here were amazing. I had the duck and it was amazing! The portion size is perfect as well.

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Taunton, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Nantucket is a pricey island, and so is Oran Mor, but the food here is a cut above on an island where the culinary scene is second-to-none, which it has to be with a high-end clientele. Oran Mor is cozy, elegant and one of the most romantic eateries on the island. Want to make points with your significant other? This... More 

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New York City, New York
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was one of the best meals we had dining out all week. It was a bit quiet for us and service was disjointed. The food however was fantastic! We would definitely recommend it and go back.

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Boston, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Awesome meal, good service, lovely ambiance. Hidden away and easy to miss but worth seeking out. Quiet and romantic setting.

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Additional Information about Oran Mor

Address: 2 S Beach St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3528
Phone Number: 508-228-8655
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Nantucket
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 29 - 60
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, International

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